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Scholarship programme create a brighter future for Olifantshoek youth
Lo-Cresha Olyn, a promising student from Olifantshoek, is the new recipient of a local scholarship programme. She is currently studying law at the University of the Western Cape, having discovered her passion for the field during a programme at Wits University. Her commitment to law was driven by recognising... Read more
UWC helps to pioneer paediatric dentistry
The landscape of paediatric dental care in South Africa is poised for a significant transformation, marked by the launch of the nation’s first specialised Paediatric and Special Needs Dental Care Unit. This pioneering initiative, a result of the dedicated efforts of the Department of Paediatric Dentistry of the University... Read more
Higher Education Department invests in the future
The Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation is investing in infrastructure to provide quality teaching, learning, research and innovation spaces in the post-school education and training (PSET) sector. This is according to Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, who on Monday opened the University of the... Read more
Life-changing assistance for UWC’s EMS faculty students
Trying to complete a degree is an incredibly challenging reality for students the world over. Trying to complete that same degree without the required study material, without travel funds and on an empty stomach is almost impossible. To address these fundamental needs in the Economics and Management Sciences (EMS)... Read more
Two prestigious awards for UWC Extraordinary Chemistry Professor
Professor Dudley Shallcross does UWC proud. It is with great pleasure that we recognise two recent achievements of Prof Dudley Shallcross, Professor of Physical Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol in the UK, and Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University... Read more
UWC, SU isolate SA’s first lab culture of SARS-CoV-2
While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial. That’s why it’s so important that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on... Read more
UWC celebrates 60 years
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University was built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
UWC celebrating its 60th anniversary
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University has built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
UWC plan ensures students finish 2020 academic year
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure that students are permitted to complete the 2020 academic year. This is notwithstanding the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic remains unpredictable, and the situation locally and abroad remains extremely fluid. While our contingencies follow a... Read more
UWC student wins Good Hope FM Campus competition
There were hundreds of contestants from five different campuses in the Western Cape, but 20-year-old Nkanyezi Sikakane is the one Good Hope FM wanted. Sikakane is a third-year Economics student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) who fell in love with performing arts as a schoolgirl. The... Read more

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